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Frequently Asked Questions


1. How can I view the detail of an item in a new Window ?
2. What is the function of this icon ?
3. The result list only shows up to 25 items but the result is more than that. How can I navigate to the next page ?
4. What is exploded search term ?
5. What is Today's popular searches ?
6. What interface language(s) offered to me ?
7. Can I bookmark my search result ?
8. Is there any time-out when using the search function ?
9. How can I search using author name ?
10. Why some of words in my search terms did not being included in the search results ?
11. What is the differences choosing between 'index' and 'pattern' search ?
12. I see Boolean Full Text method. How that's different from any other search method ?

Questions and Answers


1. How can I view the detail of an item in a new Window ?
You can proceed of doing that by clicking on icon.

2. What is the function of this icon ?
Some items contains direct link to a particular full text document. Clicking on the icon will open a new window/tab to view the full text document.

3. The result list only shows up to 25 items but the result is more than that. How can I navigate to the next page ?
At the bottom of the results list, you may see the navigation toolbar to browse to the next page of the resultset. Use 'Next' to navigate further or 'Previous' for prior pages.

4. What is exploded search term ?
Whenever you typed multiple value in the search box, the 'Exploded Search Term' function will be activated and separate those multiple value into segmented search entries. Click on any of those segmented search term will redo the search function using the new search term.

5. What is Today's popular searches ?
Today's popular searches is a list of frequently used search term by users on the current system date. The list is automatically updated.

6. What interface language(s) offered to me ?
The web user interface will be offered only in English whereas the distributed contents will consist of either English or Bahasa Malaysia.

7. Can I bookmark my search result ?
Yes, you can. After receiving your search result, use your browser bookmarking capability to bookmark your search result for later processing. Kindly refer your browser documentation.

8. Is there any time-out when using the search function ?
No. Normal user will be automatically be logged in as Guest. Guest mode do not have any specific access duration per session.

9. How can I search using author name ?
The default method used for author search is pattern even if you selected boolean full text or index.

10. Why some of words in my search terms did not being included in the search results ?
Please take note that common words (often called 'noise terms') will be filtered and not to be included in the final search result. This is to ensure that you will get hold of accurate result with given search terms. See the noise word list for more details.

11. What is the differences choosing between 'index' and 'pattern' search ?
Choosing either of those will affect search results. Index search is based on automatic title indexing engine when admin enters new item into the database. This make the search results prompt faster into the user interface as the result searches through the indexes. Pattern search in the other hands, scan for results and finds any matching string that relates to the search term in realtime. Thus making this method slower than index search. Try both of them for your search term and compare the results. Please take note that these two methods only query the title of an item. Use Boolean Full Text method for content query as it provides wide range of query setting compared to Index and Pattern methodology.

12. I see Boolean Full Text method. How that's different from any other search method ?
This method is an advance methodology that have additional setting that let user select weather to search full text content or not. The following examples demonstrate some search terms that use boolean full-text operators:
  • apple banana

    Find result(s) that contain at least one of the two words.

  • +apple +juice

    Find result(s) that contain both words.

  • +apple macintosh

    Find result(s) that contain the word apple, but rank result(s) higher if they also contain macintosh.

  • +apple -macintosh

    Find result(s) that contain the word apple but not macintosh.

  • +apple ~macintosh

    Find result(s) that contain the word apple, but if the row also contains the word macintosh, rate it lower than if row does not. This is softer than a search for '+apple -macintosh', for which the presence of macintosh causes the row not to be returned at all.

  • +apple +(>turnover <strudel)

    Find result(s) that contain the words apple and turnover, or apple and strudel (in any order), but rank apple turnover higher than apple strudel.

  • apple*

    Find result(s) that contain words such as apple, apples, applesauce, or applet.

  • "some words"

    Find result(s) that contain the exact phrase some words (for example, result(s) that contain some words of wisdom but not some noise words). Note that the " characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotes that enclose the search string itself.

To query full text element, please tick the 'Search full text content' checkbox and hit search.





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